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17 Nov 2020

The Impact of Big Tech: What is the Solution? - A Webinar Hosted by Media Impact Funders

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
It’s impossible to live in the digital world without engaging with Big Tech. These behemoth information technology companies—Apple, Google, Facebook, etc.—influence all facets of life, impacting us in ways we are only just starting to understand.
20 Oct 2020

Will New York Politicians Get to Pick Their Voters? Why Redistricting Matters

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Beyond a full, fair and equitable 2020 census count, redistricting is just as important to our democracy. Join us, along with the New York State Census Equity Fund, and an expert panel to discuss the challenges ahead, and consider opportunities for...
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15 Oct 2020

Democracy in Crisis: Will Philanthropy Finally Wake Up?

Thursday, October 15, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Less than 2 percent of foundation dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance democracy reform. The indifference that this number reflects is astonishing, given the importance of a functioning democracy to almost...
07 Oct 2020

Nevertheless, It Persists: Can Philanthropy Disrupt Sexism?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Even in a year where we are seeing women of color in increasingly prominent roles, and essential workers -- who are disproportionately women -- have been widely lauded as “heroes,” we continue to witness the intersection of gender and race as...
16 Sep 2020

Ray Madoff vs. Daniel Hemel: Should DAFs Be Reined In?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 -
9:00am to 10:15am
Some see the flexibility afforded by DAFs to be a boon to philanthropy. Others see a need for more regulatory oversight. Please join us for a debate between two leading thinkers in this area as they lead us in considering the question: Should DAFs...
23 Jul 2020

On Balance: Increasing Payout and Living to Fund Another Day

Thursday, July 23, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
With so many urgent needs arising as a result of the pandemic and the growing economic instability of our nation, foundations are debating questions about whether or not legislation or voluntary increases in payout will meet the fierce urgency of...
25 Jun 2020

Beyond Defunding the Police: Reimagining Safety for Communities of Color in the Time of COVID

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for this timely and important conversation examining the devastating consequences of this pandemic due to systemic racism and decades of mass incarceration, and the community-led solutions we can apply in our neighborhoods to prevent it from...

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